The White House will hold its latest Coronavirus Task Force press briefing Sunday afternoon to provide updates on potential economic stimulus proposals, new confirmed cases, and the most recent actions by the Trump administration to slow the pandemic.
"During this time of increased demand for hospital services, clinicians urgently need an on-demand diagnostic test for real-time management of patients being evaluated for admission to health-care facilities," one doctor said of the new testing.
On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo thanked President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for responding "very quickly" to the coronavirus outbreak in the state.
During a press conference earlier Saturday, Trump revealed that he was tested for the virus.
The United Kingdom and Ireland have been added to the United States' travel ban countries amid the coronavirus spread, the White House confirmed Saturday.
"I'm also washing my hands very regularly throughout the day," Pence said.
"Stop handshaking" is the CDC's first piece of advice for "keeping the workplace safe."
"Let me be sure to get you an answer on that. I honestly don't know the answer to the question," Pence said when asked whether Trump has been tested for coronavirus.
"We are going to take care of and have been taking care of the American public and the American economy," President Trump said Monday.
Scientists told Newsweek the U.S. is worringly behind the ball on screening for COVID-19.
"Every day I read, 'He's gonna put this one, he's gonna put that one,'" Trump said Thursday, shooting down rumors of replacing Vice President Mike Pence. "If I did, that would be a great act of disloyalty because he's been great."
Pence's position has stirred up concern among those who criticized his handling an HIV/AIDS outbreak when he was Indiana's governor.
U.S. health officials' claims that the risk of the virus is low to the general public hasn't curbed concern about COVID-19.
On Monday, a student from Sarasota Military Academy in Florida, was placed in coronavirus quarantine, just days after the student's classmates shook hands and posed for pictures with Vice-President Mike Pence.
While Vice President Mike Pence said the risk to the American people was "low," Azar said the "degree of risk has the potential to change quickly."
Over the weekend, officials confirmed the first two deaths in America and three states announced their first cases of COVID-19.
"What's going on here? This is not a Democratic hoax," the Democratic presidential hopeful told ABC's 'This Week.'
"We are very worried because we have visitors from everywhere," Andre Sacristin, a Louvre employee, told The Associated Press.
Concerns have been raised about capabilities in the U.S. to test suspected cases of COVID-19.
"President Trump should have learned the lesson that China did: Hiding the truth makes things more dangerous," the Senate Minority Leader tweeted.
"Obama just appointed an Ebola Czar with zero experience in the medical area and zero experience in infectious disease control. A TOTAL JOKE!," Trump's tweet, posted on October 17, 2014, read.
The New York representative was among many who criticised the appointment of the vice president to the task force tackling the outbreak.
Vice President Mike Pence's slow response to the 2015 outbreak of HIV in Indiana while he was that state's governor resurfaced after President Donald Trump named him the head of the U.S. Coronavirus task force, a choice Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders called, "Disgusting."
President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that Vice President Mike Pence would be heading up the U.S. response to the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. Trump also said the spread of the infection in China had "gone down quite a bit."
Waldman joined Vice President Mike Pence's office last year, after serving as communications director for Republican Senator Martha McSally.
During an appearance on Fox News, Mike Pence said that Nancy Pelosi "dishonored the moment" by ripping Trump's speech in half.
In their encounter in Des Moines, Pence told the doctor he hadn't heard about the planned cuts.
Conservative group Republicans for the Rule of Law sponsored a mobile billboard truck Tuesday, which drove around Washington, D.C. with a sign advocating for the ouster of President Donald Trump in favor of Vice President Mike Pence.